JUNE 6TH. Popular...

JUNE 6TH. Popular discussions of the midterm elections this year have until now tended to be fairly broad-brush and generalized, but in fact some key dates where actual specific and consequential decisions will be made are coming right up. June 6th is going to be a big day for crucial primaries and special elections in several states, and our own Midterm Madness will be all over the big doings next week. See this great rundown by Jay Stevens of the Jon Tester-John Morrison Democratic senatorial primary in Montana, and this post by Steve Benen touting Democrat Francine Busby's chances to eke out a shocking victory in the special election to replace Duke Cunningham.

--Sam Rosenfeld